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Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. www.democracynow.org

25.05.2017

Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald: Criminalizing WikiLeaks is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere

Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald: Criminalizing WikiLeaks is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere

Swedish prosecutors recently dropped the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has always denied the allegations, which he calls a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the U.S. to face prosecution under the Espionage Act. Since 2012, Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean… »

25.05.2017

Brazil: Temer Deploys Army to Capital Amid Massive Protests

Brazil: Temer Deploys Army to Capital Amid Massive Protests

In Brazil, President Michel Temer has authorized the deployment of the Army to the capital Brasília amid growing protests demanding the president’s ouster. On Wednesday, tens of thousands of protesters marched to Congress to demand Temer’s resignation. Some demonstrators also torched a ministry building. Multiple protesters were injured as police… »

23.05.2017

NYC Councilmember Defends Puerto Rican Day Parade Honoring Oscar López Rivera

NYC Councilmember Defends Puerto Rican Day Parade Honoring Oscar López Rivera

Upon the release of longtime political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade organizers have chosen to honor Rivera as the parade’s first “National Freedom Hero.” This prompted the city’s police chief to boycott the event. “You shouldn’t be telling people who their heroes should or… »

18.05.2017

New York: Protesters Target Nuclear Power Bailout Plan

New York: Protesters Target Nuclear Power Bailout Plan

In New York City, dozens of protesters gathered outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s offices Wednesday to oppose a bailout of New York’s aging nuclear power plants that could cost ratepayers up to $7.6 billion over the next 12 years. Bruce Rosen of the group United for Action says New York should… »

18.05.2017

Border Angels Resist Trump’s Immigration Crackdown with Services and Water for Border-Crossing Migrants

Border Angels Resist Trump’s Immigration Crackdown with Services and Water for Border-Crossing Migrants

AMY GOODMAN: Attorney General Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly recently visited the San Diego-Tijuana border, where they vowed to crack down on sanctuary cities and urged local officials to fully cooperate with federal immigration agents. This is Sessions, followed by Kelly, speaking at a news conference here in San… »

17.05.2017

Britain: Labour platform would tax the rich, expand social programs

Britain: Labour platform would tax the rich, expand social programs

In Britain, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday rolled out his party’s manifesto ahead of a general election set for next month. The platform proposes raising taxes on corporations and the wealthiest 5 percent of earners. The revenue would go toward improving universal healthcare; an end to public university… »

17.05.2017

Mexican Journalists Protest Violence Against Media Workers

Mexican Journalists Protest Violence Against Media Workers

In Mexico, hundreds of journalists protested outside the Interior Ministry Tuesday to demand an end to the violence against reporters and media workers.The protest was held only hours after the funeral of award-winning journalist Javier Valdez, who was killed by gunmen Monday. Another journalist, Sonia Córdova, was also shot and… »

11.05.2017

Appeals Court Hears Arguments over Trump’s Second Muslim Travel Ban

Appeals Court Hears Arguments over Trump’s Second Muslim Travel Ban

A federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, heard arguments over Trump’s second travel ban, which sought to ban all refugees and citizens of six majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. The 13-judge panel appeared to be divided over the ban, with a number of judges saying that Trump’s own… »

08.05.2017

All-White, All-Male Senate Republican Group Drafting Health Bill

All-White, All-Male Senate Republican Group Drafting Health Bill

On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans have begun drafting a healthcare bill that would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act, though the legislation is unlikely to closely resemble a bill approved by the House last week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tasked a “working group” of 13 Republicans to draft… »

05.05.2017

House GOP Health Bill Could Put Coverage Out of Reach of Millions

House GOP Health Bill Could Put Coverage Out of Reach of Millions

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted narrowly to do away with the Affordable Care Act, replacing it with a healthcare bill that would dramatically roll back Medicaid, provide hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy, gut protections for patients with pre-existing conditions and add tens… »

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